'Speedbird 9601' special charter from Bremen, Germany to Heathrow. British Airways doesn't operate this flight, but it was fun nonetheless.
An overview of the very busy Bremen Airport. This scenery ROCKS! Time is just before dawn, in snowy, misty conditions. Condor just finishing up being catered; preparing to depart.
Our aircraft begins to board as Lufthansa sits at the gate, and another 737 obediently follows the "follow me" truck to its gate.
A view from the other side of our aircraft.
Finally ready to go about 25 minutes later. Jetway and airstairs being pulled away.
Jetway now fully retracted, ready for pushback (now where's that damned TUG?).
Taxiing out to Runway 09 at Bremen. The snowy edges of the taxiways and raised taxiway lights are a nice touch.
Taking Runway 09 for departure.
During the takeoff roll. Takeoff power is set, the auto-throttle has just gone from TO/GA to THR HLD, and our Flight Director bars command a healthy pitch-up attitude.
Climbing above the overcast bound for Heathrow.
Making our presence known to people below. Yep, FS2002 now supports contrails!
Just completing the Channel crossing, overflying the Clackton VOR and turning toward Biggin VOR.
View out the right side approaching London.
Now THERE'S London! Getting ready to join the final approach course for 27L at Heathrow.
Heathrow in sight. Airplane will be manually flown from this point on. Approaching glideslope capture.
On about a 2 mile final for 27L.
Approaching DH. Flight Directors are worthless.
Over the threshold.
Clearing Runway 27L and beginning taxi to gate 25.
Safely parked at Gate 25, waiting for the damned gate agents to pull the jetway up to the plane. :D